rolling stock inspector




Rolling stock inspectors inspect wagons and carriages to asses their technical condition while grouped together and before they are used for transportation activities. They check technical devices, ensure complete and correct operation of the rolling stock, and prepare required technical documents and/or checklists. Depending on work organisation they are also responsible for limited ad-hoc maintenance or exchange work and the performance of brake tests.

Scope notes

Excludes rolling stock engine inspector.

Alternative label

  • railway inspector

  • rolling stock supervisor

  • carriage supervisor

  • rail car inspector

  • supervisor of rolling stock

  • carriage inspector

  • inspector of rolling stock

  • railway carriage and wagon supervisor

  • railway carriage and wagon inspector

Regulatory aspect

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